Days Away from Dennis Rodman’s Trip to North Korea
D-Bo, Dec. 17, 2013, 2:26 p.m.
We’re just days away from former NBA star Dennis Rodman’s scheduled trip to North Korea. This isn’t the first time the basketball player is visiting the country. Rodman has visited a few times before and even celebrated with the North’s leader Kim Jong-un.
Despite the chaos in the country with the purging of the leaders Uncle, Jang Song-taek, Rodman still plans on brining additional former NBA athletes to host a game for entertainment in the North.
"Yes, I'm going to North Korea to train the basketball team," he stated. "I'm going to bring American players over there. Yes I am. I'm going to be the most famous person in the world when you see American people holding hands [with North Koreans] and hoping the [North Korean] doors can be opened. If they can. If they can. If they can. I'm going. I'm going back for his birthday. Special."
Rodman will supervise a friendship game between his team of friends, vs a North Korean team in Pyongyang on Jan 8th, Kim Jong-un’s birthday. The country is obviously taking advantage of the visit to profit from sales on tickets.
A Beijing-based travel agency has already indicated that they’ve sold 12 exclusive tickets to see Rodman and the team play on Kim’s birthday. Tickets cost 6,500 euros, and include a 4-day tour of the country, as well as seats to the Basketball game.